Other What iPhone should I get?

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  1. mdizza macrumors newbie

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    I currently have an iPhone 5s. It has a bugged LCD that taps everywhere whenever I open my screen the first time. To fix it, I have to close the screen and re-open it. It is really annoying, and its technology is starting to get quite old. What phone should I get? I'm on a budget - less than 1000 AUD (770USD).
    Thanks.
     
  2. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    The 7 plus would be my choice in that budget range-or the smaller 8.

    It sounds like you keep your phones a long time, so I’d also look at the 8 plus-which is $799 before taxes etc.
     
  3. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    Oh how I love this question. Unfortunately, this is a decision only you can make based on what you need out of a phone. The iPhone SE is a great phone and it's at a great price point. Basically half of your budget. Also there's rumors of an updated SE to be announced later this week. Maybe you can hold out a bit.
     
  4. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    8 or 8 plus. I wouldn’t go with an se but that’s just my opinion. If you do tho go to Walmart and pick up a prepaid one and put your sim in. $159
     
  5. Calebt59 macrumors member

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    If you can swing it the 8 plus it's a nice phone or even the 8.
     
  6. jeyf macrumors 6502a

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    have a plan when ATT and others activate 5G in your area. buy your cell phones accordingly.

    I bought a craigsList iPhone7. Met the seller at the local apple store. gave the seller a 10% cash bonus because everything worked out so well.
     
  7. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    Cash bonus for being honest with what he was selling? How good of a deal was it?
     
  8. jeyf macrumors 6502a

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    a fabulous deal; the "new" iPhone is still working... I likely paid her parking and gas is all.
     
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    7/7+ or possibly a used 8/8+ if you can good a good deal
     
  10. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    64gb 8+ are around the price of a 128gb 7+. That’s the hard question I think.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I would consider the 4.7 iPhone 8. It’s one of the latest iPhones, The size of it 4.7 isn’t drastically larger over your iPhone 5s, it has second generation touch ID, and being that you don’t upgrade very often, this phone will serve you for at least 4 to 5 years.
     
  12. Septembersrain macrumors 68040

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    I'd go for the regular 8 if you are wanting something that isn't huge.

    You may be able to find the 8 Plus in your budget too but you might have to compromise on color, storage.

    I'd say the 7 Plus but I'm biased against the modems (I own one).

    However, the newer you go, the longer it'll be supported for if you don't like to upgrade frequently.
     
  13. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    How much of a difference does the modem really make?
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    The difference is so negligible, that daily users won't notice. It is nothing more than a slight bench test difference. Much ado about nothing.
     
  15. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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  16. Ladybug macrumors 68000

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    My vote is for the 8, it's a great device. Hubby and I both have one and we like them. If getting an 8 remember the back is glass also, so you might want a sturdier case. The audio on the 8 is better than the 6 and 6S these replaced. Its both louder and clearer if that is a consideration. Go test different phones in the stores prior to buying if you can. Either way best of luck whatever you choose.
     
  17. Septembersrain macrumors 68040

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    For me, it was enough to push me into an Android. That's why I said that getting the 8 is beneficial in terms of longevity. My opinion on how bad my Intel modem is and the issues on the Qualcomm with losing service, they may only matter to a few people. The OP seems to keep their devices a long time, so that's why I emphasized what I did after mentioning the modem.
     
  18. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    I wasn’t questioning you, I just don’t recall hearing about the modem issue. My T-Mobile 8 plus apparently has the “bad” option, but it’s all good so far. I’m more interested in 5g, band 71 and 4x4 Mimo than my modem. Hopefully something big happens next year.
     
  19. Septembersrain macrumors 68040

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    You just stated exactly why I bought the V30+. Except 5G that is.

    In all honesty, my friend who had T-Mobile had to borrow my V30+ to make a call. She has the iPhone X.

    I wasn't willing to switch carriers when switching devices fixed my problem with reception and data.
     
  20. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    Band 71 is nice. I considered the v30 for it and the hifi dac, but I’m waiting for the prices to drop and have it as a second phone. Traditionally lg phones don’t hold their value, but the v30 is an exception.
     

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